Seraph from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo. Describing the work of Dash Shaw as “unique” strains the meaning of the word: childlike and formalist, preoccupied with the physical body and and the larger body of the family. Since his books the massive family drama Bottomless Belly Button and eerie sci-fi Body World, he’s […]
In a world where every comics-to-movie project gets endlessly covered, SAVE THE DATE has pretty much flown under the radar — but then it’s an indie movie created by an indie cartoonist and not based specifically on a comics property. The film, based on ideas from indie cartoonist stalwart Jeffrey Brown, follows two sisters — one about to get married, the other just broken up with her boyfriend, and how they approach love and commitment. Directed by Mike Mohan (“One Too Many Mornings”) from a script by Mohan, Jeffrey Brown and Egan Reich, the movie debuts this weekend at Sundance and has already gotten some buzz behind it. It stars Lizzy Caplan (True Blood, 127 Hours), as the single sister (who happens to be a cartoonist), Alison Brie (Mad Men, Scream 4) as the sister about to get married, Martin Starr (Mad Love, Adventureland) and Geoffrey Arend.